Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, and while highlighting the time of the year in which we honor the contributions of the Latino community to the U.S., this post raises thoughts on the broader context of inclusion as a mission—namely, credit unions and their mission of being agents of change by relentless inclusion.
To be relentlessly inclusive we need to keep ourselves accountable on whether or not we are clearing a path that accelerates inclusion to all underserved, marginalized, and left-behind communities.
The recent credit union system discussion and support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is heartening and reassuring as our boardrooms and C-suites are tilting older, whiter, and male in contrast with our memberships.
The main concern is the stark disconnect that exists between who makes the decisions on hiring, products and services, and our country’s 40% multicultural population.
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